Assistant Professor of Arthropod Vector Biology
Research Topic: medical entomology, vector-borne disease ecology, epidemiology
Research Program: I am interested in the ecology of infectious diseases of humans and wildlife that are transmitted by arthropod vectors. I use lab and field studies in conjunction with molecular, geographic, and quantitative tools to address questions related to 1) the effects of landscape and environmental change on disease dynamics, 2) predicting the distribution and movement of pathogens in space and time, and 3) mitigation strategies to reduce the burden of vector-borne disease. My prior and current focal study systems include mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme borreliosis.